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PRIVATE: JEWISH VIENNA - FULL DAY TOUR FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person price) $3091 USD
Private Tour for up to 3 (Not a per person price) $3116 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person price) $3222 USD
Private Tour for up to 5 (Not a per person price) $3307 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person price) $3392 USD
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PRIVATE: JEWISH VIENNA - FULL DAY TOUR FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS

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Think Vienna and think Schoenberg, Schnitzler and Freud. These are just a few of the many Viennese Jews who have contributed significantly to Vienna’s international reputation as a city of intellectuals and artists. No matter where you walk in this European metropolis, you’ll find the signs of a vibrant Jewish life and history.

In Vienna, Jewish life was originally located in the heart of the city. Within a short walk from our starting location, the grand St. Stephen’s Cathedral, we can find pieces of every phase of Jewish history in Austria. On Judenplatz, we’ll tour the remnants of the 13th century synagogue that has been integrated into a modern museum which digitally re-creates the synagogue and brings to life the story of this neighborhood.

In the Baroque Square you will see Rachel Whiteread’s unique ‘Nameless Library’ Holocaust memorial. A short walk away, we will see the Neo-Classical Seitenstettengasse Temple, which houses the Jewish Community offices of Vienna. Depending on the security situation, we may be able to go inside and tour the beautiful interiors of the synagogue. Nearby, see the Baroque building Palais Eskeles, the main branch of the Jewish Museum and Jewish bookstore.

As this is a full-day tour, at some point your guide will be happy to suggest a wonderful place to grab a bit to eat.

You will also experience the flavour of the prominent sites along the Ringstrasse: admire the exteriors of the Opera, the Hofburg (Hapsburg Imperial Palace), government ministries and the private palaces of Jewish families.

We’ll continue to the Second District, Leopoldstadt or so-called ‘Mazze-Island’, a historical as well as modern day Jewish Quarter. You will find secret and concealed cemeteries, hear a Jewish tale about the Ferris Wheel, and learn about the plans for an Eruv (symbolic boundary for Shabbat). We’ll be sure to visit the Museum dedicated to Vienna’s most famous Jewish son, Sigmund Freud.

This tour takes you off the beaten track, and, if you give into the temptation of trying local kosher delicacies, you will discover first-hand that Jewish life in Vienna is not just historical!

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Driver with knowledgeable local guide
  • Rachel Whitehead's "Nameless Library" Holocaust Memorial
  • Seitenstettengasse Temple (must have passport to enter)
  • Palais Eskeles, (main branch of the Jewish Museum and Jewish bookstore)
  • Prominent sites along the Ringstrasse
  • Leopoldstadt (historical and modern day Jewish Quarter)
  • Jewish cemetery
  • Sigmund Freud Museum
  • lunch stop (at your expense)

Days of Operation

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Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - no
Sat - no
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Admissions, food, and beverages are not included in the price of this tour.
• Entrance fees to museums and synagogue tours must be paid in local currency in cash at the time of the visit. There are often slightly reduced fees for children, students and those over age 60. Approximate entrance fees:
Jewish Museum - 12 EUR
Seitenstettengasse Temple - 8 EUR + requires passport
Freud Museum - 9 EUR

Restrictions

• This tour can accommodate those with walkers and collapsible wheelchairs provided the guest can transfer in and out of the vehicle with assistance. There are ramps at most stops. Please indicate if anyone in your party has limited mobility during the checkout process.
• While this is mainly a driving tour, there are several stops that require exiting the vehicle and there is some walking is involved.
YOU MUST BRING YOUR PASSPORT IN ORDER TO VISIT SYNAGOGUE.
• You may not have time to see everything mentioned in the tour description. As this is a private tour, it is entirely customizable. Contact ShoreTrips for more information.
• If you would like to include some time for shopping, please inform your guide at the beginning of the tour.